Getting into the spirit

Wow…. Christmas has really ninja’d me this year, I’m left working till the end of the year and not having finished any of my gift shopping. Oi-vey!

If you’re expecting a gift from me this season, don’t be surprised if you get an I.O.U. … but then, if you’re a friend or relative of mine, you probably know me well enough that you don’t need that warning, do you?

I’d like to wish everyone a happy festive season and urge you to experience the holiday in it’s true meaning. So instead of spending all of your time stressing about presents, family politics or getting the house ‘just right’ for visitors: take a step back and enjoy being with your family and friends. You can’t have quality time with someone if your mind is a thousand miles away running through a department store trying to get those last minute presents.

In The News:

Microsoft kills Office anti-piracy program – they’ve realised that irritating their customers isn’t a good thing? ….. nah…. must be another reason.

US Army considers giving all soldiers a smart phone – Are you at war? There’s an app for that.

North Korea warns that any conflict with the south would go nuclear – freaking scary.

Japan’s low-cost space program is pushing boundaries – Sugoi! big ups.

First measurement of the magnetic field in the earth’s core – of course, measurement is only the first (very small) step towards understanding.

Word of the Week:

Mephitic – Adjective

  1. poisonous; foul
  2. foul-smelling; putrid

Happy holidays everyone…. have fun, but be smart! Don’t drink and drive and watch yourselves on the road… I insist that you all are alive next year to keep reading this blog… so if you get yourself killed, I’ll never talk to you again!


“The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.” – Jay Leno


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